STOKES COUNTY, N.C.-- Stokes County Schools confirm they have had problems transporting children home even after schools dismissed early.
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Stokes County Schools' superintendent Brad Rice said school dismissed at 1:30pm Friday. He said some buses were out on routes when road conditions deteriorated making it unsafe for travel. Some buses stayed parked and parents were called to pick up their children.
Bus drivers who weren't able to finish their routes went to nearby schools and called parents to pick up their children.
One bus driver and the students who were on the bus stopped and took shelter at Francisco Fire Station.
Even with schools making the decision as early as they could based on the information they had, there were some transportation problems. Most schools around the Triad dismissed early.
Guilford County Schools' confirm they had a total of 20 buses that had problems Friday from the snow.
- 5 buses were in accidents involving other cars.
- 5 buses slid off the road and needed assistance getting back safely onto the roadway.
- 10 buses were stranded and needed a tow to get up inclines on their routes.
The worst accident was on Kivett Drive when the driver lost traction going down a hill, slid off the roadway and overturned. The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment. There were no kids on the bus as the driver had just finished dropping off all children.
Only three children reported minor injuries due to their bus being involved in a crash or from sliding off the road. School officials said since parent picked up the students they don't know if they were taken to the hospital for further check up..
All buses are drivable and will be back on the road when school is back in session, except the one that overturned.
Sheriff Sam Page tells WFMY News 2 that four to five school buses got stuck Friday afternoon when school dismissed. School transportation responded to the scene and took kids back to school for alternative transportation home.
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